Engineering program receives ABET accreditation

Henderson State University’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering program has been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering (ABET).

ABET is the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education.

Henderson launched its engineering program in 2017, changing the name of the Department of Physics to the Department of Engineering and Physics.

“Our engineering faculty worked tirelessly to demonstrate to ABET that our program prepares qualified graduates in this highly-skilled field,” said Dr. Angela Boswell, dean of the Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences. “Receiving ABET accreditation is a major milestone in Henderson’s continually improving science and technology education.”

Boswell said this “external validation” will strengthen Henderson graduates’ positions in the competitive employment market.

“Our faculty are exceptional and have always guided students to being the best they can be,” Boswell said. “The Department of Engineering and Physics deserves this recognition and international accreditation.”

Dr. Jim Borsig, Henderson chancellor, said, “Achieving ABET accreditation is an important milestone for our engineering program. I congratulate the faculty of the Engineering and Physics Department for the accomplishment.”

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